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Watershed by Wilf Nussey


Angola and Mozambique: A Photo-History: The Portuguese Collapse in Africa, 1974–1975.
Wilf Nussey


ISBN: 978-1-920143-98-5

R250.00 + shipping


In the first quarter of 1974 the advance of African independence that began in Ghana in 1956 had ground to a halt in southern Africa. It had come up against a seemingly impenetrable wall of white and colonial rule: the Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique, the UDI regime in Rhodesia, South African rule in South West Africa (Namibia), and the apartheid government in South Africa itself. And then, on April 25, 1974, the wall cracked. A coup d’état overthrew Portugal’s dictatorship.


Kruger Kommandos and Kak

Kruger Kommandos and Kak

Kruger, Kommandos & Kak

Debunking the Myths of The Boer War .
Chris Ash


ISBN: 978-1-920143-99-2

R350.00 + shipping


The second Boer War is the most important war in South African history; indeed, without it, South Africa would likely have not existed. But it’s also one of the least understood conflicts of the era. Over a century of Leftist bleating and insidious, self-serving revisionism, first by Afrikaner nationalists and then by the apartheid regime, has left the layman with a completely skewed view of the war. Incredibly, most people will tell you that the British attacked the Boers to steal their gold, and that when the clueless, red-jacketed Tommies advanced under orders of bumptious, incompetent British generals they were mowed down in their thousands.

I wont be home for Summer

I wont be home next Summer

I wont be home next Summer

Flight Lieutenant R.N. Selley DFC (1917–1941) Ron Selley & Kerrin Cocks


ISBN: 978-1-920143-94-7

R250.00 + shipping


Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron Coastal Command, the RAF’s under-staffed and under-equipped poor relation to the more prestigious Fighter and Bomber Commands. Tasked with reconnaissance, convoy patrols and submarine-hunting the pilots of Coastal Command chalked up more flying hours than any other RAF Command.


Weep for Africa by Jeremy Hall


A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper’s Farewell to Innocence

Jeremy Hall

ISBN: 978-1-920143-93-0
(R295.00 + shipping)

Jeremy Hall’s childhood in the white-ruled apartheid South Africa of the 1950s and ’60s was ostensibly idyllic: growing up in the farming areas of Natal, he had free rein to pander to his keen exploratory mind, yet niggling away was entrenched racism and interracial hatred. Closeted in the hallowed halls of an English-speaking high school, the revelation of the real world that followed – a world of township unrest, Afrikaner politicians issuing dire warnings of the red and black hordes massing on the borders.


The Rebel In Me

Rebel in me by Agrippah Mutambara


A ZANLA Guerrilla Commander in the Rhodesian Bush War, 1974–1980

Agrippah Mutambara

ISBN: 978-1-920143-96-1
(R250.00 + shipping)

This is the true story of a young guerrilla commander brought up in a Christian family in Rhodesia, a former colony of Britain. Exposed to the excesses of a colonial regime where race and racism determined one’s status in society, and influenced by the radical anti-racial views of his parents and later of fellow students and workmates, his character began to change. A chance encounter with a captured guerrilla fighter helped complete the metamorphic transformation of his rebel character, and was catalytic to his decision to cross into Mozambique to join the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA)


One Beat of a Butterfly's Heart

One Beat of a Butterfly's Heart by Ron Callander

One Beat of a Butterfly's Heart

A Tanganyika Police Notebook


Ron Callander




ISBN: 978-1-920143-95-4

(R285.00 + shipping)


In this book we are given a unique view of East Africa of the 1950s; not the stereotyped picture of wildlife safaris and leaping Masai, but the emerging independence struggle of a new African nation from the viewpoint of a white police officer, in an exceptionally detailed, thoroughly readable, first-hand account of a rare period of recent history.


It tellshow an Australian veteran, fresh from the Korean War, became a colonial police officer in Tanganyika Territory (later Tanzania after federation with the offshore islands of Zanzibar in 1964).


Bwana wa Polisi

Bwana wa Polisi by Christopher Bean

Bwana wa Polisi

The Story of a Policeman's Life in England, Nyasaland and Bechuanaland, 1952–1967


Christopher Bean


ISBN: 978-1-920143-92-3

(R250.00 + shipping)


Christopher Bean was born into a police family in Yorkshire and joined the West Riding Constabulary as a cadet in 1952. For the next fifteen years or so he continued a career in the police service, in the Royal Corps of Military Police, the West Riding Constabulary, the Nyasaland Police and finally the Bechuanaland Protectorate Police.


This account re-lives his experiences of those years, many of which are difficult to believe in these relatively enlightened days, and which often humorously outline life in Africa some half a century ago.


Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War

Ken Gillings


Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War

Ken Gillings

ISBN: 978-1-920143-78-7
(R250.00 + shipping)


Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields – especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War – has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal Provincial Administration and controls were put in place by the heritage authorities to prevent relics from being plundered.



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